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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Vancouver to Calgary. Traveling by bus from Vancouver to Calgary usually takes around 14 hours, but the fastest Rider Express bus can make the trip in 13 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance418 mi (673 km)
Shortest duration13h 40m
Cheapest price€108.02
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceRider Express
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Vancouver to Calgary

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Fehmije

5 August 2023- Solo travel

Rider Express

Pros: The travel was comfortable and in a clean environment. The second driver, Mr. Kelly was very professional at all times and kept us informed about everything. However, I couldn't say the same about the first, who was always on the phone and didn't give us any clear instructions. Cons: Some staff training. Tips: This company is worth traveling with and I highly recvomend it!

4.0

Ramin

5 November 2019- Business

Rider Express

I thought at some points driver made potential dangerous passes in very bad sever road conditions. I say safety first, it’s ok to be late

How much is a bus ticket from Vancouver to Calgary?

€108.02 is the average price of a bus ticket from Vancouver to Calgary. Bus tickets on this route can be more expensive due to the length of the trip. However, taking the bus can still be a good alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

€152€101€51JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Vancouver to Calgary is expected to range from €149 to €149. If you are looking to travel to Calgary within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €149. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €149 and can be found on 10 June 2024.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Vancouver to Calgary by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €110 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

€115€92€69€46€233020100

The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 27 days in advance to save €0.89 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Calgary?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Vancouver to Calgary. Rider Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Rider Express314h 1m€108.90
  • Rider Express is a bus company with services across several provinces in Canada with daily stops at major cities like Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. Rider Express is known for their friendly customer service, the cleanliness of vehicles, and the onboard WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 14 hours to cover the 673 kilometers from Vancouver to Calgary. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours and 40 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Vancouver to Calgary for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Calgary, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

The first bus leaves at 08:00 and the last bus leaves at 08:00. To see the times for all buses from Vancouver to Calgary, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Vancouver to Calgary every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Vancouver to Calgary without transferring.

City Information

Vancouver

Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.

Calgary

Originally an outpost for the mounted police, Calgary has recently transformed into a commercial powerhouse and a top-tier destination for visitors of Canada. That said, the city’s rural traces are still quite prominent, making it a great spot for everyone. One of the most iconic destinations in the city is the WinSport Canada Olympic Park, which is a tribute to the 1988 Winter Olympics. Interested travelers could take up ski lessons here, or they can simply stroll around Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, which houses the largest collection in the competition’s history. Another great destination you should check out is the Glenbow Museum, which features amazing collections on the First Nations as well as military memorabilia. If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy a good view, Prince's Island Park, with tree-lined trails, will also be a great choice.

Its nickname Cowtown is true: Alberta beef is the staple local specialty. If you are looking for a bite of this amazing delicacy, head over to Silver Inn Restaurant. Another great local favorite is cheese buns from Glamorgan Bakery, which sells out quite quickly.

The main bus station in Calgary is the Downtown Greyhound Station located at 850 16 St SW. It is served by several leading bus carriers, including Greyhound, Cold Shot, Ebus, Rider Express and Red Arrow. The city currently does not have a dedicated intercity rail service. The city’s main airport is the Calgary International Airport, which is located northeast of the city itself.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Vancouver?

Main departure station: Pacific Central Station - Rider Express Booth

Most buses depart from the main station in Vancouver.

All bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station - Rider Express Booth

Where does the bus arrive in Calgary?

Main arrival station: Westbrook Mall between exits 5-6

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Calgary.

Bus stations in Calgary:

  • Westbrook Mall between exits 5-6

  • Calgary - Marlborough Mall

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